Masters Programs in Ecology

Compare 31 Masters Programs in Ecology

Environmental Studies

Ecology is a subdivision of Biology and focuses on the study of living organisms. The beginning of Ecology, which was simply the recording of natural history, dates as far back as to the times of Hippocrates and Aristotle. If you are interested in this exciting and interesting branch of biology, then a Master in Ecology may be the degree for you.

With a Master in Ecology, students often focus on issues such as life processes, movement of material through habitats, distribution of organisms, development of ecosystems, and biodiversity. Conservation biology is a perfect place for practical applications of ecology, and many graduates holding a Master in Ecology go on to rewarding careers in this field.

Listed below are several Master in Ecology programs being offered in this field for interested post-graduate students. If you are considering taking a Master in Ecology, then this is the right site to be at. Here is a list of programs offered on a global scale. Scroll down and see if these are of interest to you!

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Master in Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 Iceland Westfjords + 1 more

Master in Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draw... [+]

Coastal and Marine Management is an international, interdisciplinary Master's degree in the field of resource management. The programme emphasises ideas and methods from ecology, sociology, economics and business studies. Students completing the programme have knowledge of the diverse and valuable resources of the coast and the sea, understand their current condition, and have gathered tools and expertise to drive the sustainable use of marine resources.

 

The course language, including all teaching, is English. The University Centre of the Westfjords offers this programme in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.

Entry requirementsThe main condition for acceptance is that applicants have completed a Bachelor's degree; whether a BA, BSc or BEd. Emphasis is placed on the applicant justifying their reasons and explaining how they hope to link the programme to their previous education and experience. An application form is available, in both electronic and pdf format, on the University Centre website.... [-]


Master Biomass and Waste for Energy and Materials (BiWEM)

Ecole Des Mines D’Albi-Carmaux | EMAC
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Albi

The objectives of BiWEM are to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical specialised knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing. Students in the program will acquire the ability to design economically viable biological or thermochemical processes for the conversion of biomass and waste into new materials or energy carriers, within a sustainable development frame. [+]

ACCREDITATION Master accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Opening in September 2016. KEY WORDS Renewable feedstocks, eco-technology, processing, design, assessment, environmental burdens, green business, social responsability SCHOOL PROPOSING THE MASTER Mines Albi, in co-accreditation with Institut Mines Telecom, Paris, France LANGUAGE OF TEACHING English INCENTIVE Given the current context of natural resource depletion, environmental and public health crises related to air and water pollution, pressures on energy supplies, we are facing a paradigm shift. The linear model “take, make, consume and dispose” is progressively being replaced by a 4R approach “repair, refurbish, reuse and recycle”. The circular economy is becoming day after day a new development strategy for nations. Better eco-design, waste prevention and reuse bring significant net savings for businesses, while also reducing environmental harm and bringing new job opportunities. Turning biomass and waste into a valuable resource is at the heart of this strategy. Generating new materials, processes and markets requires global high-level training, including science, technology, regulatory knowledge, management and economics. All these innovative systems will emerge at the crossroads of process engineering, chemistry, fluid mechanics, thermal science, environmental sciences and economics as well as social sciences and humanities. BiWEM was created to satisfy the growing needs of this dynamic sector. COURSE AIMS The objectives of BiWEM are to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical specialised knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing. Students in the program will acquire the ability to design economically viable biological or thermochemical processes... [-]

MRes Ecology, Evolution, and Development

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The field of Ecology, Evolution and Development describes how the molecular and genetic regulation of development changes in response to evolutionary forces to generate organismal diversity. [+]

Masters in Ecology. The field of Ecology, Evolution and Development describes how the molecular and genetic regulation of development changes in response to evolutionary forces to generate organismal diversity. Understanding development, and its regulation in ecological and evolutionary contexts is critical for developing emerging molecular medical techniques, understanding biodiversity and tracing evolution. Why choose this course? Development of interdisciplinary research skills and experience. Opportunity to carry out an in-depth research project to address open questions in this field. Hands-on research driven training in field work, advanced wet laboratory techniques and state-of-the-art bioinformatics. Intensive one week introductory workshop for students from all backgrounds. Enhanced ability of graduates to successfully compete for PhD positions in the UK and internationally. Training will provide skills that will increase the employability of graduates in the biotechnology, commercial and health sectors. Teaching by world class researchers in this field with recognised excellence and experience in teaching and learning. Key Facts Course length Full-time: 12 months Teaching location Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane Start date September 2015 UKPass code 52259 [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. [+]

About the Program The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. Program of Study Graduate students in the MPS in Dairy Products Technology program are required to complete a prescribed course of study designed to give them an understanding of dairy science and manufacturing, industry structure, unit operations, sanitation, quality control, and regulatory requirements. In addition, students will develop the leadership skills and experience needed to manage and guide teams in a dairy processing environment. Three quarters of on-campus course work are followed by a one-quarter internship related to dairy foods manufacturing. To graduate with the MPS in Dairy Products Technology, students must then pass a comprehensive examination. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Dairy Products Technology program is designed to prepare students with analytical and critical thinking skills for careers in supervision or management at large-scale dairy processing operations. The MPS is not a research program. Many of our students have minimal exposure to dairy science but have exhibited an interest in dairy and have demonstrated management potential. The MPS is a one-year graduate... [-]

MPhil Aquaculture

University Of Cape Coast
Campus 1 year September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is of two years duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year. [+]

Masters in Ecology. The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is of two years duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year. Admission Requirements : Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with a Second Class Lower Division or higher OR Bachelor's degree in Fisheries related course with a Second Class Lower Division or higher In addition, candidates must pass an oral interview Specific requirements for graduation: The course work assessment during the first year is based on assignments, reports from practical work as well as quizzes. These form 40% of the total exam mark. The End of Semester examinations constitute 60% of the total mark. A thesis research in the second year will starts after successfully completing the course work. Departmental seminar presentations are held to ascertain students’ progress and to allow faculty and other students make relevant inputs. The thesis is subjected to both external and internal review after submission by the student. If successful, an oral examination (viva) is held for the student. Upon successful defence, the department then recommends to the School of Graduate Studies to consider awarding the candidate for an award of MPhil degree in Aquaculture. Level 500 [-]

MSc in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This MSc programme enables you to gain first-rate theoretical and practical skills in complex issues and technical systems within the area of environmental and climate change. [+]

Programme overview

Environmental management is crucial for the well-being of mankind. Understanding the environment, including increasing demands and exploitation of natural resources as a result of population growth, is probably the greatest emerging challenge influencing our future. The demand for well-educated and highly skilled graduates within this field is, and will remain, extremely high.

We are now offering a world-class BSc programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, focusing on environmental modelling and management. A unique blend of courses results in a high-profile degree from a top international university - a perfect platform for a career or future study.... [-]


Master Ecology And Sustainable Development

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 France Angers

This master (bac + 5) trains executives with multi-skills in ecology of natural resources, urban ecology and environmental management in a sustainable development perspective. [+]

Masters in Ecology. TRAINING OBJECTIVES Acquire knowledge and depth skills in different areas of the environment Learning to manage environmental issues through two routes to choose from: Ecology course of natural resources and sustainable development (ERNDD) facing the management of natural and anthropogenic Urban ecology course and sustainable development (EUDD) facing the management of urban ecosystems Ability to validate the IT and Internet Certificate Level 2: environmental activities and sustainable development (c2i2 MEAD). + THE TRAINING Success rate close to 100% Human scale workforce Personalized monitoring of the student Professionalizing of studies: Internship 4 months in the first year and 6 months in 2nd year Professional contract Possibility of 2nd year [training schedule adapted to alternately linked to time in Company] Tutored project in 2nd year The possibility of a semester and / or internship abroad Suitable equipment and infrastructure A vibrant student life Study tours on the themes of eco-construction and applied ecology. TRADES AND SECTORS Official representative or responsible for environmental studies Eco-Environmental Advisor / Planning Head of Sustainable Development Project Manager natural spaces Environmental Engineer Responsible for communication and mediation Development Officer and animation of the territory Independant consultant Responsible for regulatory monitoring studies Independent consultant to construction companies Domain: Science, Technology and Health Mention: Ecology, Environment Specialty: Ecology and Sustainable Development ADMISSION Hold a license (to enter M1) or M1 (to enter M2) in the following areas: biology, ecology, environment, geography, urban planning, architecture, civil engineering or energy engineering Possibility to take the training in continuing... [-]

Master in Ecotechnology & Sustainable Development

Mid Sweden University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Östersund

Education for future jobs relevant to tackle questions about environment and development! New possibilities open up with skills from the International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development. The programme provides you with a deeper knowledge about natural resource management from a systemic perspective. Focus is on moving society towards a sustainable development. [+]

Education for future jobs relevant to tackle questions about environment and development! New possibilities open up with skills from the International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development. The programme provides you with a deeper knowledge about natural resource management from a systemic perspective. Focus is on moving society towards a sustainable development. In order to be successful when working with sustainable development, you must possess adequate knowledge and skills. The International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development will provide you with knowledge related to environmental and natural resource questions from a sustainability point of view and from global, regional and local levels. These broad issues, which vary in relation to time, place, complexity and connectedness, are approached in an interdisciplinary and systemic way. The programme includes courses in both Environmental Science and Environmental Technology. Environmental Science focuses on knowledge about how natural resources and the environment form preconditions to create sustainable societal functions. Environmental Technology, on the other hand, focuses on the technology and technical systems from a sustainability perspective. This programme aims to develop your analytical and systemic thinking and thus to provide you with the ability to tackle complex problems. It will also provide you with an understanding of efficient natural resource usage. It also considers how knowledge referring to different systems and innovations, together with knowledge about societal control systems, can contribute towards sustainable development. You will learn how to handle advanced methodologies to identify and describe problems in order to arrive at reasonable solutions.... [-]

Joint master in Alpine Ecology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time 4 semesters August 2017 Norway Porsgrunn

Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments. [+]

Masters in Ecology. Joint master in Alpine Ecology Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments. Why Alpine Ecology? The study will provide students with a better and broader understanding of present and future challenges and threats that alpine environments are facing. Through lectures and fieldwork/laboratory exercises students will acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to initiate sustainable management and conservation strategies in alpine areas, and to do so in accordance with ethical and scientific guidelines. The ecology and management practices of alpine ecosystems in Norway (boreal) and Slovakia (temperate) will be highlighted. The study program consists of various courses comprising in total 60 ECTS and a Master’s thesis (60 ECTS). Teaching is largely based on one-week modules, and laboratory and field-oriented teaching. It provides a flexible study program, and places high demands on student’s ability to work independently. Combining theory and practice is central throughout the program. This will provide students with necessary theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience required for employment or further studies. The Master thesis is based on independent study under the supervision of Professors. Further study opportunities Students who graduate from this program can move on to PhD programs in environmental science, ecology and similar fields of research. [-]

Masters in Ecology and Environment Studies

Nalanda University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 India Patna

Rooted in the tradition of the ancient Nalanda University, the School aspires to develop knowledge on environmental issues that transcend constraints imposed by disciplinary boundaries. It promotes research and education on various environmental problems at local, regional and global levels. The unique environmental challenges of Asia are recognized by the School, and studies relevant to the region are emphasized. [+]

THE SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Rooted in the tradition of the ancient Nalanda University, the School aspires to develop knowledge on environmental issues that transcend constraints imposed by disciplinary boundaries. It promotes research and education on various environmental problems at local, regional and global levels. The unique environmental challenges of Asia are recognized by the School, and studies relevant to the region are emphasized. Diverse perspectives are used to analyse contemporary environmental concerns in order to develop meaningful solutions. The School traverses a broad range of academic pursuits across natural sciences and social sciences, to promote education and research on the interactions between the natural environment and human activities. Focus Areas The thrust areas of the School are: Human Ecology Hydrology Food and Agriculture Disaster management Climate Change Energy Studies The Master’s Programme The School currently offers a two-year Masters’ programme and is planning to launch a Doctoral programme in 2017. The course is designed for international students from diverse backgrounds, including social sciences, natural sciences, humanities and engineering. All Master’s students are required to obtain a minimum of 48 credits spread over 4 semesters, with a summer internship during the vacation between the first and second years. The curriculum comprises a mix of core and elective courses. The first two semesters provide breadth of knowledge, through multi-disciplinary courses, to cover core concepts around key environmental dimensions. These include earth sciences, ecology, economics and social dimensions of environment, along with introductory research methods, during the first semester. Sustainable... [-]

Master in Ecology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

As a master’s student you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution... [+]

Master in Ecology

 

Ecologists investigate the relationships between organisms and their environment. As a master’s student you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change. You will study Ecology from a plant, animal and systems perspective. Ecological processes are investigated from the molecular level on to the regional and global scale, where field observations and experiments are used to identify ecosystems’ patterns and functions.

 

 

Specializations

The Ecology and Evolution specialization is a combination of the former Ecology and Evolution programmes of both universities. The track offers the same package of courses to MSc students of both universities. This means that you will share classes and teachers with students from the other university. A unique opportunity to profit from the diversity in scientific expertise, teaching experience, research equipment and all other facilities the two universities can offer you. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as a MSc Ecology student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.The Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology is a new programme developed at  the VU and UvA operating in the multidisciplinary fields of Ecology, Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Human Health Sciences. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as a MSc Ecology student at VU Amsterdam.The Limnology and Oceanography (UvA) track is an existing programme at the UVA studying theBiology, Chemistry and Physics of freshwater ecosystems... [-]


MSc in Biology

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

How do humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment? This question is central in the Radboud University Master’s programme in Biology. The biologists at the University are just as aware of ... [+]

How do humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment? This question is central in the Radboud University Master’s programme in Biology. The biologists at the University are just as aware of the larger whole – the ecosystems, river courses and populations – as they are of smaller building blocks such as cells, genes and pollen. In this way they are able to reveal nature’s fundamental mechanisms. Our top scientists will take you with them on their voyage of discovery.

Specialisations

The programme offers six specialisations: ul> Adaptive organisms Communities and Ecosystems Microbiology Water and Environment Double Degree programme in Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management Science in Society Science, Management and Innovation ... [-]

Master in Biology of Organisms and Ecology - Taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Mons

The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers highly specialized training to understand current issues in biology and the environment. [+]

Masters in Ecology. This program is taught in FRENCH. The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers highly specialized training to understand current issues in biology and the environment. This programme covers a vast range of research fields including management of natural spaces, oceanography, marine biology, anthropology, entomology, ornithology... Emphasis is placed on rigorous foundations in the sciences both in the laboratory and in the field. Students may choose between three specialised study clusters developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories. Outline of the programme The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers state-of-the-art training supported by constant application of learning through internships in companies and/or laboratories in Belgium and abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in such fields as marine biology and entomology (pollining insects), for example. The master’s thesis is completed during the two years of the programme, starting in the middle of the first year and finishing in the second year. During these two years, students will also have specialised courses to learn how to care for laboratory animals. These courses give rise to a certificate that is required to work with animals in laboratories. Special attention is given to learning scientific communication in both French and English thanks to research seminars and "Scientific Workshop Training". Students tailor their own curriculum (2/3 of the programme is electives) to include a great amount of lab work as well as internships in companies or... [-]

European Master in Renewable Energy

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The European Master in Renewable Energy is a programme offered at the School of Engineering of Hanze UAS in cooperation with EUREC, aimed at training post-graduate students to fill the gap between growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market. [+]

European Master in Renewable Energy: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mre * Tuition fees: EU/EEA: € 2,006 (per year)/ NON-EU/EEA: € 11,500 (full tuition fee). However, an EU student already holding a Dutch master's degree will pay €7,300, for the full programme. ​​​​Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff specialised in renewable energy technology. Together with leading European Universities, EUREC has developed the European Master in Renewable Energy. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), became member of the EUREC consortium and started this master programme in September 2012. Order our brochure now, or sign up for the open day.​ The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy is to train post-graduate students to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market. By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and research and recognised internationally for their work in the field of renewable energy technology. ​ Programme overview Core The first semester the student will acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies and the socio-economic issues related to these. For the core the student can choose one of the following universities: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands... [-]

M.Des. in Earth Education and Communication

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

This course is constructed and delivered with a focus on experiential learning with chosen sites serving as labs. The students develop a contextual framework by extracting and extrapolating from real time engagement in a specific place with a specific context. In these sites, an exploration is about a hands-on engagement with people and their lives, local flora and fauna and the land itself. [+]

Masters in Ecology. M.Des. in Earth Education and Communication Environmental education traditionally swings between extremes of gloom and doom at the state of the earth to a joyous celebration of the wonder that is nature. The earth education course at Srishti is consciously centered in the magical majesty of the natural world in order to help students get inspired by a natural connection to everything, both living and nonliving. This course is constructed and delivered with a focus on experiential learning with chosen sites serving as labs. The students develop a contextual framework by extracting and extrapolating from real time engagement in a specific place with a specific context. In these sites, an exploration is about a hands-on engagement with people and their lives, local flora and fauna and the land itself. Art inspired by animals in action (Ananya Singh. Zoo Project), Photo Courtesy: Anupama Arun Current academic-speak focuses on separating economics and ethics while debating environmental issues. In addition, there is a tendency to either look at a site in a people-centric manner or else in a nature-centric manner. This course is an attempt to explore how these polarised, `silo-ised’ views can be made to gradually come together and overlap, dissolving discipline based perceptions and preconceived ideas. The goal of this course is to inspire artists, designers from diverse disciplines, educators, filmmakers, architects, agriculturists, business graduates and makers who seek to build their practices in an ecological frame. It is for people who desire to inspire intrinsic action through... [-]